WWE Announces SummerSlam Tryouts

WWE Announces SummerSlam Tryouts

WWE has officially announced their tryout camp for SummerSlam Weekend in Nashville, TN.

It was reported last week how WWE had invited some indie wrestlers to the tryouts, but today’s announcement from WWE noted that the multi-day talent tryout is being held exclusively for current and recently graduated college athletes.

The three-day event, sponsored by Pure Life Water, will begin Wednesday, July 27 at the Wildhorse Saloon music & event venue in downtown Nashville. Then on Friday, July 29, for the first time ever, there will be a SummerSlam Tryout Viewing Experience to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the tryout process. Tickets for the Viewing Experience start at $20 for General Admission, and $1000 for VIP, which includes a ring photograph with WWE Superstars and Legends. Full details can be found in the announcement below.

WWE will host more than 50 male and female participants “with collegiate athletic backgrounds across football, basketball, track and field, wrestling, volleyball, gymnastics, cheer and dance. Athletes will partake in performance evaluations, individual and group promo evaluations, in-ring technical sessions and sit-down interviews as part of the tryout process. The invite-only event features several athletes who attended 2022 NFL Rookie Mini Camps.”

Below is the full announcement issued to us today by WWE:

WWE® TO HOST TALENT TRYOUTS AHEAD OF SUMMERSLAM®

More Than 50 College Athletes to Participate, Tickets Go On Sale Friday, July 15

STAMFORD, Conn., July 13, 2022 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that it will host a multi-day talent tryout, exclusively for current and recently graduated college athletes, as part of SummerSlam Week in Nashville.

The three-day event, presented by Pure Life Water, begins Wednesday, July 27, at the Wildhorse Saloon, a 60,000-square-foot live music and event venue and staple of downtown Nashville. WWE will host more than 50 male and female participants with collegiate athletic backgrounds across football, basketball, track and field, wrestling, volleyball, gymnastics, cheer and dance. Athletes will partake in performance evaluations, individual and group promo evaluations, in-ring technical sessions and sit-down interviews as part of the tryout process. The invite-only event features several athletes who attended 2022 NFL Rookie Mini Camps.

WWE hosted its first-ever talent tryout exclusively consisting of former college athletes ahead of WrestleMania 38 in April. That inaugural event led to WWE signing more than 20 athletes who will start their developmental process at WWE’s Performance Center in Orlando prior to SummerSlam.

On Friday, July 29, for the first time ever, WWE will host a SummerSlam Tryout Viewing Experience event at the Wildhorse Saloon which gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the WWE Tryout process. Tickets start at $20 for general admission access and go on sale on this Friday, July 15 at 1 p.m. ET via Ticketmaster. VIP tickets are available for $100 and include a ring photograph with WWE Superstars and Legends.

SummerSlam takes place Saturday, July 30 live from Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Tickets are currently on sale via Ticketmaster and premium experience packages are available via On LocationSummerSlam will stream live exclusively on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.

Learn more about the path to becoming a WWE Superstar at wwerecruit.com.


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